The Calm B4 The Storm(?) - Trail Workout @ Betasso

G'day & thanks for stopping by. This is my 1st entry since the XTERRA West Championships. I wish I could say the month between then & now has gone smoothly, but alas, that hasn't been the case. I've battled a few niggles to my soleus muscle (shin/calf area) as well as some fatigue from the training/racing/road trip.

That being said, I've managed to hold on to some of the fitness I built up this past winter and very much look forward to this weekend's XTERRA Southeast Championships @ Oak Mountain in Pelham, Alabama. I'll be racing the 20K distance & anticipate a great challenge between the tough course & competition.

Below is a video that was shot last Sunday at Betasso Preserve in Boulder, CO. The session was 3 x "Canyon Loop" which is about 3.20 miles per loop, with the plan being to get progressively faster per loop. I was pleased with the effort, especially since I've had a sporadic training week heading into the session.

Special thanks to Brian Williams for riding the Mountain Bike while recording the workout. Also to my training mate, Triathlete & Ironman Champion: Paul Ambrose for agreeing to keep me company on the difficult course while still adjusting to both jet lag & elevation.